How yoga can make you a better runner

It’s common for runners to have leg muscles with a certain stiffness. Such muscle limitation can increase the chances of injury as it causes other muscles to over compensate it.

Yoga can minimize discomforts, prevent injuries, strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, and optimize your workouts. In fact, the benefits of a yoga practice combined with running exercise are countless!

Below are three key yoga poses for joggers that you can easily make it at home.

Badhakonasana.
Practice the posture of the butterfly slowly. You can move your legs up and down or not move your legs at all and focus only on the breath. Whichever way you choose, don’t forget to breathe.
Hold the pose for 10 complete cycles of breaths.

Banarasana.
Over time, hip flexion stiffens the muscles of the leg and pelvis, as a result, the hip movements are gradually limited. By practicing Banarasana yoga posture it is possible to lengthen the hip flexor muscles by reversing and restoring the natural range of the movement.
Hold the pose for 10 complete cycles of breaths. Release and repeat on the other side.

Ardha Hanumanasana.
Yoga Posture Ardha Hanumanasana is an excellent pose for stretching the tendons, calf muscles and lower back. The benefits of this posture are particularly favorable for those who concentrate tension in the legs.
Hold the pose for 10 complete cycles of breaths. Release and repeat on the other side.

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